"Fashion, Body and Culture" International Conference

15 February 2020

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Applying diverse methods from across subject disciplines the conference will explore fashion and style in wide-ranging contexts. It will examine connections between fashion, body and culture and will focus on dress, cosmetics, coiffure and body alterations (piercing, tattooing, circumcision, aesthetic surgery, etc). 

How does our dress or hair style create our identity and status? How is it concerned with sexual and body politics? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal or unique to Western culture? These and other questions we set out to discuss at the conference.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  1. Fashion History
  2. Geographies of Fashion
  3. Psychology of Fashion
  4. Fashion Design and Technology
  5. Fashion and Media
  6. Fashion and Rituality
  7. Gendered Fashion
  8. Sustainable Fashion
  9. Fashion and Power
  10. Fashion and Body Politics

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 20 October 2019 to: fashion@lcir.co.uk.

Please download Paper proposal form

Registration fee – 100 GBP

Provisional conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London  WC1E 7HX